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Self Portrait
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

Self Portrait 1966

John Bellany (1942–2013)

Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

(b Port Seton, 18 June 1942). Scottish painter, working in a vigorous—at times rather tormented—Expressionist style. He was born and brought up in a fishing village near Edinburgh, and the imagery of his work is often derived from the sea, although it is transformed into a kind of personal mythology. His most characteristic pictures are large allegorical compositions involving hybrid human and animal forms, painted with explosive brushwork and suggesting some vague menace.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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